Explore Smolensk in Russia
Smolensk in the region of Smolensk with its 320,991 inhabitants is a place in Russia - some 229 mi or ( 369 km ) West of Moscow , the country's capital city .
Time in Smolensk is now 04:42 PM (Saturday) . The local timezone is named " Europe/Moscow " with a UTC offset of 4 hours. Depending on your budget, these more prominent locations might be interesting for you: Tver, Talashkino, Stanichki, Smolensk, and Rusilovo. Since you are here already, consider visiting Tver . We saw some hobby film on the internet . Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation. Where to go and what to see in Smolensk ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.
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Беларускае малако ў Смаленску / Belarusian Milk in Smolensk
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Battle of Smolensk (1943)
The second Battle of Smolensk (7 August–2 October 1943) was a Soviet strategic offensive operation conducted by the Red Army as part of the Summer-Autumn Campaign of 1943. Staged almost simultaneously with the Lower Dnieper Offensive (13 August–22 September), the offensive lasted two months and was led by Generals Andrei Yeremenko commanding the Kalinin Front and Vasily Sokolovsky commanding the Western Front. Its goal was to clear the German presence from the Smolensk and Bryansk regions.
Battle of Smolensk (1812)
The Battle of Smolensk, the first major battle of the French invasion of Russia took place on August 16–18, 1812, between 175,000 men of the Grande Armée under Napoleon Bonaparte and 130,000 Russians under Barclay de Tolly, though only about 50,000 and 60,000 respectively were actually engaged. Napoleon attacked Smolensk occupied by Russian General Bagration's corps and captured two of the suburbs. During the night the Russians evacuated the burning city .
Siege of Smolensk (1654)
The Siege of Smolensk was one of the first great events of the Russo-Polish War (1654–1667). Smolensk, which had been under the rule of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth during 1404–1514 and since 1611, was besieged by a Russian army in June 1654. The Polish garrison of the city hoped to get reinforcements from the army of Janusz Radziwiłł (1612–1655), stationed in Orsha. Its situation worsened when Radziwiłł suffered a defeat from Prince Yakov Cherkassky in the Battle of Shklow.
Western Oblast (Russian: Западная область, Zapadnaya Oblast) was an oblast (a first-level administrative and municipal unit) of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic from 1929 to 1937. Its seat was in the city of Smolensk. The oblast was located in the west of European Russia, and its territory is currently divided between Bryansk, Kaluga, Pskov, Smolensk, and Tver Oblasts. By the 1937 All-Union Census, the population of the oblast was 4,693,495 persons.
Siege of Smolensk (1609–11)
The Siege of Smolensk, known as the Smolensk Defense in Russia (Смоленская оборона in Russian) lasted 20 months between September 1609 and June 1611, when the Polish army besieged the Russian city of Smolensk during the Polish-Muscovite War (1605–1618). In September 1609, the Polish army under the command of King Sigismund III Vasa approached Smolensk. The city was defended by the Russian garrison under the command of voyevoda Mikhail Borisovich Shein (over 5,000 men and 200 guns).
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